SOUTH AFRICA:Now is the time to take your business online
- 10 September 2021 / News / 271 / Fares RAHAHLIA
There is no better time than now to introduce digital solutions into your organisation, as this is the best way to grow your business and optimise your processes.
Many companies incorrectly think that technologies such as the cloud and Software-as-a-Service are just the domain of large businesses and enterprises.
The truth is that digital solutions can provide value to businesses of any size.
Ubiquity AI founder and CEO Kaveer Beharee also believes that start-ups, such as his own, often face unnecessary expenses if they don’t embrace digital technologies.
“Perhaps the biggest savings comes from technology and continuous innovation,” says Beharee.
“We’re pretty much in a golden age of innovation, so keep your eyes peeled for new solutions and costly expenses.”
Co-founder and CEO of fuel distributor, Global Legacy Distributors, Nigel Bhebhe agrees with this and highlights how existing online platforms can save you time and money.
“If you can use existing global platforms to produce and sell your products, you save money and time on machinery, complicated processes, staff overheads, logistics, etc, and ultimately free up time for marketing and deal-closing,” explains Bhebhe.
For example, something as simple as WhatsApp calls can save your business money versus phone calls.
“All the billionaires I know have no problems calling me on WhatsApp,” Bhebhe adds.
Why choose cloud
Market leader in cloud business management solutions Sage, knows and understands the benefits of digital solutions, and offer many solutions that can save your business time and money.
“Judging from the demand for our online solutions, the cloud is gathering traction in South Africa’s SME sector,” says Viresh Harduth, Vice President, Small Business, Sage Africa and Middle East.
“It’s about having a flexible new way of buying technology applications and services you need. Many of the fears that surround the cloud are now out of date.”
Harduth refers to many myths about the cloud that were common concerns when the technology was still new.
These included the perception that the cloud was not as secure as legacy systems, but businesses are now realising the inverse is actually true, as no SME can truly afford to spend as much on security as a good cloud service provider.
Ultimately, cloud solutions provide massive improvements to your business, no matter your organisation’s size.
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting is the perfect example of an affordable cloud solution that can benefit your business.
This solution empowers small businesses to reduce their admin responsibilities thanks to easy-to-use accounting features, including:
- Create invoices in seconds.
- Track what you’re owed.
- Work from anywhere.
- Calculate VAT returns.
- Email payslips.
- Provide UIF declaration.
Sage Business Cloud Accounting also saves you money by minimising human error, thereby removing many situations where you may make costly mistakes.
If you want to grow your business, Sage Business Cloud Accounting is the answer.
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